District Site

410 Central Ave. N.
New Prague, MN 56071

phone: 952-758-1700
fax: 952-758-1799


Katie Hanson
High School
(952) 758-1281
Special Education


I was born and raised in New Prague and was a student of the 2005 graduating class. I graduated in 2009 from Winona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. At that time, I earned teaching licenses in Learning Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities. In 2012, I completed an undergraduate certificate program at University of Minnesota Duluth and obtained a Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders, which later got turned into a teaching license. I also earned my Master of Arts degree in Special Education in 2015 from Concordia University in St. Paul. I am happily married to my husband, Dennis, and we reside in Lonsdale. We have one son, John, and another child on the way! 

This is my fifth year teaching at New Prague High School. Prior to that I taught at Belle Plaine High School and Lakeville North High School. I have also had the privilege to teach Extended School Year services in New Prague, Jordan, and Lakeville. I absolutely love the education world and everything it has to offer! 

My hobbies and interests include the following: spending time with my family and friends, cuddling our miniature dachshund (Molly), reading a good book, going on walks, traveling, and much more! I am definitely a people person and love to keep busy!

It's going to be a GREAT year!